Mason Square Mural Tour

Tour the beautiful and historic murals of Mason Square!

Mason Square Mural Tour

Springfield, Massachusetts 01103, United States

Created By: Common Wealth Murals

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Tour the murals of Mason Square!

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In 1968, when civil rights protests were occurring across the country, including in Springfield, brothers Don and Paul Blanton made their way through the crowds and National Guard to a storefront in the center of Winchester Square and asked... Read more
Betsy Casañas is a visual and public artist, an educator, a community activist, and an organizer. She is the director of A Seed on Diamond Gallery and founder of Semilla Arts Initiative. Betsy has 24 years of experience in the arts and has... Read more
The Wall of Fame celebrates the pioneering men and women, past and present, from this neighborhood, Mason Square. The honorees have been selected by a committee of residents and leaders of the Mason Square Community, and the portraits are p... Read more
“Five people of different ages, genders, and skin colors come together to celebrate what I call the “magical sancocho”. Sancocho is a wonderful soup common in Latin America with a number of flavors and ingredients that occur simultane... Read more
This mural was originally painted in 1974 by the late Springfield resident Nelson Stevens and was recreated by the Community Mural Institute (CMI), with support from a NEFA Public Art for Spatial Justice grant. In 2022, during 2 community p... Read more
This mural honors the legacy and achievements of Springfield’s own iconic costume designer, author, and two-time Oscar Award winner Ruth E. Carter. The mural depicts Ms. Carter as a young woman learning and studying in Springfield, and po... Read more
Say Their Names includes the names of the more than 60 unarmed People of Color who had been unarmed at the time they were killed by police in the 12 months prior to the painting of this mural (from June 1, 2019, to May 31, 2020). The mural ... Read more
ro and Souls NYC celebrate the concept of the "Beloved Community," a term coined by philosopher-theologian Josiah Royce in the early 20th century. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. popularized and gave deeper meaning to the term, envisioning it a... Read more
The Wall of Black Music was originally painted by Nelson Stevens in 1974, in collaboration with Clyde Santana, a student of Mr. Steven’s at the time. It was recreated by the Community Mural Institute in 2022 with support from a NEFA Publi... Read more
This mural honors Randolph H. Lester, a beloved Springfield man, known to residents in Mason Square as “Preacher Man.” The mural was designed by GoodSpace Murals for the Community Mural Institute. 3 Springfield artists, Frankie Borrero,... Read more
The 3rd-grade class of DeBerry Elementary School helped to paint this playful mural on a neighborhood laundromat. The mural imagines a water park made from washers and dryers, run by animals. Gabriela Sepulveda is originally from San Juan, ... Read more
Ryan created this mural to celebrate Gardening The Community, a food justice organization engaged in youth development, urban agriculture, and sustainable living to build healthy and equitable communities. GTC operates a training program cr... Read more


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